Sunday, June 16, 2019 Trinity Sunday
Sunday June 16 is Trinity Sunday
Trinity Sunday is the first Sunday after Pentecost to honor the Holy Trinity—the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Although the word “trinity” does not appear in Scripture, it is taught in Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 13:14 (and many other biblical passages). The concept of the trinity can never be completely understood or rationalized, but it is clearly taught in Scripture. Understanding of all scriptural doctrine is by faith which comes through the work of the Holy Spirit; therefore, it is appropriate that this mystery is celebrated the first Sunday after Pentecost, when the outpouring of the Holy Spirit first occurred.
Announcements – June 16 -, 2019
Meetings up and coming:
1. Staff Meeting – Mon. June 17th 9:30 am
2. Later Life Learning Meeting – Mon. June 17th 1 pm
3. Christian Meditation- Mon. June 17th 7 pm
4. Bereaved Parents Group – Tues. June 18th 6 pm
5. Wednesday EUCHARIST – June 19th 9:30 am
6. Spaghetti Supper – Sun. June 23rd 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Coming events/ Activities
Spaghetti Supper- fund raiser to benefit Belleville emergency service personnel. In view of the recent partnership between Wounded Warriors of Canada
and the City of Belleville on behalf of Belleville Emergency Services, all proceeds will be donated to Wounded Warriors.
Sunday,June 23, 2019 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at St. Thomas’ Church. Menu: Spaghetti, Rolls, Salad, Dessert, Tea, Coffee, Juice. Gluten free available upon request. Pay-what-you-can. Suggested donations $8 per person, under 12 free, family $25. Hope to see you there. Sign-up sheets for ingredient donations are in the Parish Hall. We also need volunteers to help with the dinner. Signup sheets are in the Parish Hall.
Thank You to everyone who in any capacity helped make the Spring Eucharist & Tea a success.
Bonnie Dobson & Betty Thompson
Wanted: A Parishioner is looking for someone to water her home garden and pick any ripe vegetables during the week of June 23 - July 12. Please call the church office if you are interested.
St Thomas Book Club
The next meeting of the book club will be after the service Sunday July 14. We will be discussing The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. For more information call or text Bernadette at 613-922-4353. Bring a lawn chair if the weather is good.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
ST. THOMAS’ CHURCH PICNIC & WARDENS’ WELCOME BACK BARBECUE!!
FUN, FOOD, FELLOWSHIP & GAMES, SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!! RAIN OR SHINE
DATE: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 8TH
TIME: AFTER 10:30 AM SERVICE
LOCATION: PARISH HALL & CHURCH GROUNDS
THE WARDENS WILL SUPPLY THE BURGERS AND HOT DOGS, YOU CAN BRING A LAWN CHAIR (IF YOU HAVE ONE), SALADS AND DESSERT!
BE PREPARED TO HAVE A GREAT TIME. HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
SUMMER SERVICES will begin on Sunday,
July 7, 2019 with one service at 9:30 am.
The church office will be closed on July 1st as well as on Fridays during the months of July and August.
COMPLINE - A Night-time Office
An ad hoc vocal ensemble—including some junior and senior choristers—will present the Office of Compline at St. Thomas’ on Sunday, July 28th at 9 pm.
Compline is a quiet and contemplative service, and the music setting is mainly composed of various chants. “As its name implies, compline (completorium) is the canonical hour which ‘completes’ and brings the day to its close. The office owes much of its present form to St. Benedict.” It is—with matins (morning prayer) and vespers (evening prayer)—an office which is still sung in many churches and cathedrals.
This is going to be Francine & Matthieu's last service as music directors at St. Thomas’.
Francine & Matthieu were asked if they still have copies of Matthieu's CD, La grande École d'orgue française. They do, and they will make them available to anyone who would like to buy a copy after a service, until they leave on July 28th.
On the CD, Matthieu plays works by organist-composers who lived in France at the beginning of the 20th century such as Vierne, Widor and Dupré. It was recorded at the church of Les Saints Anges Gardiens in Lachine, QC, which has a 71-rank Casavant (1920 / 2006) and a generous reverberation in the nave. The price is $25, and 10% of the sales will be donated to the church.
Retreat Day June 29th 9 am – 3 pm at All Saints Church in Tyendinaga (Queen Anne Parish Hall) lead by Bishop Michael Oulton. There will be bread making with Rev. Kate Ann Folwell & Fr. Brad. Please contact the church office (613-962-3636) to register.
Trinity Sunday - June 16, 2019
Commentary on Readings
Wisdom, personified as a woman, cries out to all people. She is of divine origin. She was created before God began creating the world. She witnessed creation, and came to know its secrets.
Paul has written that union with God, which he calls justification, comes through faith. We have peace, all the benefits of a right relationship with God through Christ. Christ comes between us and the Father.
After the Last Supper, Jesus continues to tell the disciples about the mission they are to undertake. The “Spirit of truth” is the Holy Spirit. He will be sent to the disciples, and to the Church, by Christ “from the Father”.
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